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. and david mihalchik, from google's u.s. cloud computing business. he has helped to establish and expand google's cloud computing footprint. he led their efforts to -- and was part of the team that launched google apps. prior, he was a senior manager with accenture. mark, you have had the luxury of being both inside and at the top level thinking about this and implementing it and we have heard about quicksilver and place. where do you see the next 10 years? if we did this in 10 years, we accomplishments, tell us about the technology changes. >> we are at the cusp of a new productivity model for government. i was excited to hear about the discussion of the first panel. there are four key elements. government that information is abundant, open, and nonproprietary. i had an article a few weeks ago that some of you may have seen, the project at m.i.t. we are at a point now where it is not clear about the collection and dissemination of information. you think about the discussion over the unemployment rate and other things. the crisis project, a couple guys with a cluster of servers, $15,000,
facebook and google and zynga. these companies are all going public with dueled clash -- dual class shareholders. i call these private companies in the closet, because they are really finding a way to make sure that they will not be subject to short-term budget short-term shareholders. i am not applauding this development. i think maybe it goes a little too far in the unaccountability direction. but it does suggest that our conventional notions of corporate governance, where directors are pressured to listen to shareholders and to focus on share price, is dysfunctional enough. that is a big part of the story about my public companies are disappearing. -- about why public companies are disappearing. >> thank you so much for coming. i have a question related to the shareholder aspect of things. there is a really great shareholder movement, organizing to mitigate some of these problems. there is whole movement to create new shareholders as well as to increase awareness. do you see this movement as the problem, and any change that can come from? >> again, a wonderful impression -- a won
at companies that are going public like facebook and google and zynga -- these companies are all going public with dual class shareholders. i call these private companies in the closet, because they are really finding a way to make sure that they will not be subject to short-term budget short-term shareholders. i am not applauding this development. i think maybe it goes a little too far in the unaccountability direction. but it does suggest that our conventional notions of corporate governance, where directors are pressured to listen to shareholders and to focus on share price, is dysfunctional enough. that is a big part of the story about why public companies are disappearing. >> thank you so much for coming. i have a question related to the shareholder aspect of things. i have been involved in some shareholder activism -- there is a really great shareholder movement, organizing to mitigate some of these problems. like environment of degradation. -- environmental degradation. there is whole movement to create new shareholders as well as to increase awareness. do you see this movement as the
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